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Topic: High Heat Plastic, High Heat Resin, Exotic Resin, material selection, Design

Design Tips for Injection Molding with High-Heat or Exotic Resins

Throughout the injection molding process, there are several factors that affect efficiencies and viability of a plastic part. Before production begins, there are important design elements to consider ...
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Topic: material selection, Plastic Injection Molding, Metal to Plastic, High Heat Resin, Exotic Resin, High Heat Plastic

Key Qualities of High-Heat and Exotic Resins

Resin materials used in plastic injection molding have evolved significantly in recent years as advancements to combining plastics with fillers and reinforcement materials has become more common in ...
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Technology, Scientific Molding

Advantages of Scientific Molding Practices

Scientific molding practices are essential to achieving outcomes that deliver faster cycles, higher volumes, and a more efficient injection molding process. Implementing sound scientific principles ...
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Metal to Plastic, Resin, material selection

Preparing for Injection Molding Resin Selection

Manufacturers use a wide variety of plastics to mold parts incorporated into products and have increasingly begun to replace other materials like bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, and ceramics. Some ...
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Technology

8 Ways Reshoring Has Advanced U.S. Injection Molding

Near the end of the 20th century, America’s manufacturing dominance began to decline as the result of many global economic changes including new trade agreements, and the rise of low-cost offshore ...
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Metal to Plastic

4 Reasons to Consider Metal to Plastic Conversion

Since the introduction of engineering-grade resins and plastic materials in the 1950s, many parts previously fabricated from metal have been replaced by injection molded parts. On average, companies ...
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Technology

Message from the CEO - Evolution & Future of PCI

While plastic injection molding has evolved over the last decade, Plastic Components Inc. has developed more innovative and specialized processes, as well as embraced new technologies to help our ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding, Design

RJG Is Like Having A Full-Time Auditor At Each Press

Manufacturing Engineer, Chris Laverty, shares his experience working with RJG to improve processes and meet requirements of vital parts. 
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Technology

What’s Ahead for Plastics Manufacturing: Q&A with Shane Johnson, Manufacturing Engineer

In part two of our series “What’s Ahead for Plastics Manufacturing,” we talked with Chris Laverty, manufacturing engineer with Plastic Components, Inc. Chris shared his perspective on how technology ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

What’s Ahead for Plastics Manufacturing: Q&A with Chris Laverty, Engineer

In part one of our series that shares engineers’ perspectives on what lies ahead for the plastics manufacturing industry, we talked with Mike Schafer, an engineer for Plastic Components, Inc. Mike ...
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